First Green councillor will push for 20mph limit

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Steven Neville wants to see a 20mph speed limit on residential roads Steven Neville wants to see a 20mph speed limit on residential roads

The first Green Party councillor on Epping Forest District Council said he will push for a 20mph speed limit on residential roads.

Steven Neville won the majority of the votes in Buckhurst Hill East in Thursday's election.

He said: “It’s a landmark achievement and I’m relieved because we focussed on winning and it has finally paid off.

“I will try to put pressure on the council to introduce a 20mph limit on residential roads.

“I will be an alternative voice to the Conservative majority and I will aim to be a good representative for the area and report back to my constituents.”

Cllr Neville has lived in the ward all his life and feels the key to getting elected was getting to know his constituents.

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10:31am Sat 24 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

Nice 30's hair cut he has, should be easy to push that speed limit through, when cars probably only managed 20 MPH.
Nice 30's hair cut he has, should be easy to push that speed limit through, when cars probably only managed 20 MPH. Villagecranberry
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11:37am Sat 24 May 14

pan says...

I do not support the Greens but must commend Stephen Neville for his success as he has worked hard for it. However he has only been elected for one ward and the Greens have not had any success anywhere else in the district worth talking about.
To attempt to bring in such a dramatic change in the area would most likely ensure that he is the first and most probably the last district councillor for the Greens.
One ward, one seat does not mean the whole district has suddenly agreed with the Greens.
I do not support the Greens but must commend Stephen Neville for his success as he has worked hard for it. However he has only been elected for one ward and the Greens have not had any success anywhere else in the district worth talking about. To attempt to bring in such a dramatic change in the area would most likely ensure that he is the first and most probably the last district councillor for the Greens. One ward, one seat does not mean the whole district has suddenly agreed with the Greens. pan
  • Score: 5

3:51pm Sat 24 May 14

SNGreen says...

pan wrote:
I do not support the Greens but must commend Stephen Neville for his success as he has worked hard for it. However he has only been elected for one ward and the Greens have not had any success anywhere else in the district worth talking about. To attempt to bring in such a dramatic change in the area would most likely ensure that he is the first and most probably the last district councillor for the Greens. One ward, one seat does not mean the whole district has suddenly agreed with the Greens.
Why do you think 20 mph speed limits in residential roads would be deeply unpopular???
[quote][p][bold]pan[/bold] wrote: I do not support the Greens but must commend Stephen Neville for his success as he has worked hard for it. However he has only been elected for one ward and the Greens have not had any success anywhere else in the district worth talking about. To attempt to bring in such a dramatic change in the area would most likely ensure that he is the first and most probably the last district councillor for the Greens. One ward, one seat does not mean the whole district has suddenly agreed with the Greens.[/p][/quote]Why do you think 20 mph speed limits in residential roads would be deeply unpopular??? SNGreen
  • Score: 4

3:54pm Sat 24 May 14

SNGreen says...

pan wrote:
I do not support the Greens but must commend Stephen Neville for his success as he has worked hard for it. However he has only been elected for one ward and the Greens have not had any success anywhere else in the district worth talking about. To attempt to bring in such a dramatic change in the area would most likely ensure that he is the first and most probably the last district councillor for the Greens. One ward, one seat does not mean the whole district has suddenly agreed with the Greens.
I agree though one success does not mean the whole of the District has agreed with the Greens. I think its government policy for 20mph speed limits.
[quote][p][bold]pan[/bold] wrote: I do not support the Greens but must commend Stephen Neville for his success as he has worked hard for it. However he has only been elected for one ward and the Greens have not had any success anywhere else in the district worth talking about. To attempt to bring in such a dramatic change in the area would most likely ensure that he is the first and most probably the last district councillor for the Greens. One ward, one seat does not mean the whole district has suddenly agreed with the Greens.[/p][/quote]I agree though one success does not mean the whole of the District has agreed with the Greens. I think its government policy for 20mph speed limits. SNGreen
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8:18pm Sat 24 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

SNGreen wrote:
pan wrote:
I do not support the Greens but must commend Stephen Neville for his success as he has worked hard for it. However he has only been elected for one ward and the Greens have not had any success anywhere else in the district worth talking about. To attempt to bring in such a dramatic change in the area would most likely ensure that he is the first and most probably the last district councillor for the Greens. One ward, one seat does not mean the whole district has suddenly agreed with the Greens.
Why do you think 20 mph speed limits in residential roads would be deeply unpopular???
Because it would make the Chavs legally obliged to slow down?
[quote][p][bold]SNGreen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pan[/bold] wrote: I do not support the Greens but must commend Stephen Neville for his success as he has worked hard for it. However he has only been elected for one ward and the Greens have not had any success anywhere else in the district worth talking about. To attempt to bring in such a dramatic change in the area would most likely ensure that he is the first and most probably the last district councillor for the Greens. One ward, one seat does not mean the whole district has suddenly agreed with the Greens.[/p][/quote]Why do you think 20 mph speed limits in residential roads would be deeply unpopular???[/p][/quote]Because it would make the Chavs legally obliged to slow down? Villagecranberry
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7:05am Sun 25 May 14

pan says...

I think that there is a need for people to slow down on back streets I agree with that BUT you can not keep regulating and regulating every little aspect of peoples lives.

If we had a Police force that was able to cover all these issues at local street level then maybe it would be a good thing but we haven't so all it would mean is that we would have more CCTV and speed cameras and little smart cars to enforce this, essentially it would only be a revenue generating issue if it were to be adopted.

Stupid is what stupid does and you can not regulate "stupid" you can only educate it.

As I said I do not support Greens on the whole but do recognise the effort and dedication you have put towards this result and you deserve praise for that so well done, credit where its due. I might even support you at a local level on certain issues but not on others.

Technology is changing rapidly and there is developments now featured in cars that can prevent an accident such as knocking a child over, IE the brakes are automatically applied. To my thinking on a national level I would rather see this rolled out to all new cars than to regulate speed at street level but combine that with an enforcement of the existing 30 MPH laws.
I think that there is a need for people to slow down on back streets I agree with that BUT you can not keep regulating and regulating every little aspect of peoples lives. If we had a Police force that was able to cover all these issues at local street level then maybe it would be a good thing but we haven't so all it would mean is that we would have more CCTV and speed cameras and little smart cars to enforce this, essentially it would only be a revenue generating issue if it were to be adopted. Stupid is what stupid does and you can not regulate "stupid" you can only educate it. As I said I do not support Greens on the whole but do recognise the effort and dedication you have put towards this result and you deserve praise for that so well done, credit where its due. I might even support you at a local level on certain issues but not on others. Technology is changing rapidly and there is developments now featured in cars that can prevent an accident such as knocking a child over, IE the brakes are automatically applied. To my thinking on a national level I would rather see this rolled out to all new cars than to regulate speed at street level but combine that with an enforcement of the existing 30 MPH laws. pan
  • Score: 3

10:53am Sun 25 May 14

hursthill says...

The council has already introduced ,de facto, a 10mph speed limit in Buckhurst Hill, due to the number of potholes in the road.
The council has already introduced ,de facto, a 10mph speed limit in Buckhurst Hill, due to the number of potholes in the road. hursthill
  • Score: 4

11:42pm Sun 25 May 14

jackblack007 says...

god help us.........
god help us......... jackblack007
  • Score: 0

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